They exemplify the joie de vivre that runs through all aspects of life here in all of its diverse cultures. This is, in large part, what helped sustain this community as it struggled, and continues to struggle, to rebuild New Orleans post Katrina. Now, 10 years later, It draws new people in large numbers to make their homes here, contributing to the rebirth of this magical place.
Ernie K-Doe is best known for his song, "Mother in Law" , written by Allen Toussaint, and his bar by the same name, "'Mother in Law Lounge". He was married to the equally flamboyant Miss Antoinette. Ernie coronated himself as"Emperor of the Universe" in the 1990s.
.He is part of my Saints series, a collection of New Orleans musicians who are significant to New Orleans culture.
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Acrylic & mixed media on deep canvas
12" x 9"
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I feel fortunate to be able to share my love of New Orleans through my paintings. I feel like I was separated from this city at birth and that I came home when I moved here in 2009. I am in love with this colorful city that continuously entertains, amuses, and inspires me with its deep, rich history, architecture, people, amazing music, and unique neighborhoods, each with a very distinctive flavor. I also find inspiration in sentimental objects and little altars everywhere in my home, which is a sacred space to me.
My paintings are done in the studio primarily from photos I take constantly while making my way around town, usually preferring the path less traveled. In my series “The Gospel According to New Orleans”, New Orleans musicians and culture bearers portrayed as Byzantine Saints, I use as many as 20 images to uniquely create each “Saint” in this collection. In addition to this series, I’m currently working on: “Portraits of Airstreams”, “Nothing But Blue Skies” -my take on New Orleans architecture, “Preservation” -what’s worth preserving in this region in Victorian era cloches, and “Channelling Klimt”.
My work is in private collections in 14 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and in the permanent collection of the new LSU Health Sciences Center. I was recently selected for the Bywater Biennial, curated by Don Marshall, a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit as well as a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit curated by Where Y’art. My work is featured on the cover of the latest issue (April 2018) of Iron Lattice, an arts and culture publication.
My intention is that you can experience joy, amusement, sentimentality, and some lesser known places in New Orleans and a few points beyond from these paintings.
I am a New Orleans artist living and working in the Uptown area.
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